Seamus Heffernan is the youngest person in my new book but his work is mature and inspiring. He hand makes his own journals and paints and draws in them with enormous style and beauty.
Seamus grew up in New England and now lives in Portland, Oregon. He recently graduated with a BFA in painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and did a semester abroad with the Aegean Center of the Fine Arts in Greece. He is a freelance illustrator/ painter/ comics artist and is working on a graphic novel about the Revolutionary War. See excerpts from the novel and his journals at seaheff.com
You can listen to the episode here. It’s 47 minutes long; perfect to listen to as you draw in your own journal.
I am very happy that Seamus will be represented in my upcoming book, An Illustrated Life: drawing inspiration from the private sketchbooks of artists, illustrators and designers due out in October from HOW books ( though you can pre-order it today).